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came to the consulate as this was unfolding. >> reporter: a source inside the meeting tells cnn rice admitted to gop senators she was aware of classified information suggesting al qaeda was behind the attack. and yet gop senators point out she still said this publicly. >> we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: cnn has also told rice tried to clarify to gop senators that what she meant was al qaeda's core leadership had been decimated. but gop senators argue rice was putting pre-election spin before national security. >> it was unjustified to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an election. >> reporter: rice did not answer our questions. she did release a statement admitting her talking points "were incorrect in a key respect. there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. while we certainly wish we had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. we stress that neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at
information, isn't it better to give no information at all? >> ah. let's go straight to cnn's dana bash. so before we heard that pretty explosive news conference, it seemed as though there was a bit of a softening of some of the gop's opposition to ms. rice's moving up in the president's cabinet. now after hearing that, i need to get some clarity if i can from you about whether the criticism is about ms. rice and what she delivered to the american people, which turned out to be wrong, or whether it is about the intelligence community and what they delivered to ms. rice. can you give us a feel. >> reporter: i think the answer to that question is both. the criticism is of both. but the focus this morning was on susan rice and is on susan rice because she is potentially the president's nominee to be the next secretary of state. and what republicans, you heard from lindsay graham, john mccain, and kelly ayotte, all three, her three biggest critics, said that not only did she not answer questions and -- to assuage their concerns, there are more -- they are more troubled than before. the question
now for promised spending cuts that won't materialize later. >> cnn political director mark preston is live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, mark. so the house is back in session today, and so far there are no talks scheduled between top republicans and the president, we understand. >> no, that's true, zoraida. in fact we haven't seen the congressional leadership and president obama meet since november 16th. now there were staff discussions over the thanksgiving holiday. they don't seem to be as productive as some people had hoped, as you said, we are now 35 days until the fiscal cliff. what we do know, though, is that president obama did reach out to house speaker john boehner. he is the republican, the senate majority leader harry reid the democrat over the weekend, perhaps to try to jump-start the talks. as of now, as the house of representatives comes back today, as the senate came back yesterday, we're still very much in limbo on the fiscal cliff. >> here's something else we know. some major republicans have come out and they say that they don't feel bound by
't materialize later. >> hardly a political plug there. cnn political director mark preston is live from washington this morning. mark, so far there are no formal fiscal cliff talks scheduled at the highest levels. but the white house just announced that president obama is going to be going to pennsylvania on friday to try to sell his version of the tax plan to the american people. is that going to help things? >> well, john, you know, it's a dual strategy right now that we're seeing develop in these negotiations over the fiscal cliff. the first strategy, of course, and the first bullet point is when president obama gets together with congressional leaders and they try to get some kind of resolution. the second bullet point, though, is to try to pressure the republican party and that's what we're seeing from president obama by going out to pennsylvania, to this manufacturing facility, that makes toys, including tinker toys and the k'nex building set. so we'll be doing that on friday. in addition, today it actually starts. pressure campaign begins today. they'll be meeting with small busi
and singer dionne warwick. >> great show. meanwhile, cnn "newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> tear gas in cairo near the u.s. embassy as the fight for democracy goes on. >> face to face. susan rice and john mccain, the man who wanted watergate style hearings, meet. and only cnn catches up with mccain before the big meeting. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> whatever ambassador rice wants to tell me. she's the one who asked for the meeting. i didn't. >> wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic s
to release in march. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> suzanne, thank you. good to see all of you. i'm brooke baldwin. four weeks, three republican senators have been slamming susan rice and the obama administration. why? all over their response to the attack in benghazi. well, today both sides came face to face. you are about to hear what happened inside that meeting and why those senators are not satisfied today. but, first, the urgent situation that has everyone's attention, members of the house, they're officially back to work as of right now, this hour. senators returned to washington yesterday. so everyone finally on the job after their week long thanksgiving break. that gives congress and the president, count it with me, 35 days to avoid the dreaded fiscal cliff, the huge package of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect january 1 if congress and the president do not cut a deal. we're told they have been talking behind the scenes and president obama has already hosted congressional leaders for a post election sit-down. but the president is also launching a ne
-and-take to get there. listen to this. 72% in our brand-new cnn/orc poll say they want president obama to compromise with republicans on taxes and spending. an identical 72% want republicans to do the same, compromise with the other side. as for what compromise should entail, 67% favor a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. that's what they say real progress would look like. keeping them honest, real progress is one thing. washington progress is another. so far at least we see much more of the second than the first, and we're getting late new word that any progress might be stalled. more on that shortly. first, a good example of washington progress. republican lawmakers standing up in a limited way to a beltway power broker named grovier norquist over the 1980s era pledge he pressures them to sign promising not to raise any taxes ever. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseans aware. i was just elected. the only thing i'm honoring is the oath i take when i serve when i'm sworn in this january. >> that's senator bob corker and one of the a handful up republican lawmakers
an egyptian who has been in the thick of it of course. take a look at this. from a cnn ireport. this is violence between police, rioters in tahrir square. this is another piece of video he sent us. this is actually what you're looking at here is a funeral procession. this happened yesterday. this was for a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly killed during one of the protests in cairo, thousands of people showed up to march at that funeral. and earlier he told cnn why he and others are protesting against the president. here's his explanation. >> people should know there are certain goals of the revolution and morsi now is -- he thought they could take back the seats. so when you find thousands filling the squares, thousands marches in the streets of cairo and other city all over egypt, this is -- you should see there is something going wrong and the revolution has negated from its principles and goals. under mubarak there was oppression. now our rights are in danger, even under morsi, our friends are still killed by police. we're being tear gassed, so our life is in continuo
to be secretary of state. a job she's rumored to be up for. our latest cnn poll, we asked those surveyed for their opinion of susan rice, 35% had a favorable opinion. 26% an unfavorable. the vast majority of americans, despite all the coverage of the benghazi snafu are not sure. >>> it's about 480 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? the white house releasing a report saying if congress doesn't prevent tax hikes, it could hurt consumer confidence and retailers and they could be forced to cut jobs. that's a case that could undermine any increases. >>> and now, palestine. thursday, united nations will vote on whether to upgrade status to nonmember state. it's also a move opposed by the united states and israel. now, here's the headline from an op ed in the new york times. support palestinian statehood. that was not written by a palestinian, but by an israeli. a former deputy foreign minister of israel and architect of the oslo accord to be exact. the question remains, the israel survive as a jewish state if it does not agree to a two-state exclu
and this is the first time south korean intelligence officials are showcasing the weapons. exclusively to cnn. so, how does this work? >> translator: this poison needle was made to look like a pack of ballpoint pen. there is a tube inside here. in order to activate it, we have to twist it towards the right three to tofour times and then press the top part like this. >> if you're shot by this pen, what happens to you? >> translator: it would cause muscle paralysis, chald lead to suffocation then death. >> the second pen shoots a poison filled bullet. the powdered poison is then released. these pens look like they belong in a james bond movie. is it new technology? >> translator: these pen weapons are not new, but this flashlight is new. never seen this weapon before. if you look at the front, there are three holes. there was a bullet in each hole and here the trigger. >> forensics fired one bullet to test the gun. it was accurate and deadly. when police arrested the would be assassin, he was carrying all three weapons. none had been fired. this man was his target. defector and anti pyongyang activist,
. cnn reports every american went shopping over black friday weekend. really. almost every one of you. the headline on the website reads 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites black friday weekend. "weekly standard" notes the numbers are suspicious taking away those too young to shop. so it would mean for the statistics to be believed shoppers would include 4.4 million people aged 75 to 79. 3 million age 80 to 84. 2 million that were 85 to 89. nearly 1 million between 90 and 94. 300,000 were 95 and older. the numbers include those who just visited websites. which suggests some folks were counted more than once. black friday news it appears there will be fire power under the christmas tree this year. gun buyer check hit an all-time record high friday. f.b.i. buyer background check requests for up 20% from last year's one-day record. demand reportedly was so overwhelming it caused outages at the f.b.i. background check center twice. >>> "time" magazine nominated an dra fluke as one of -- sandra fluke as one of the 40 cor th the enders -- contenders for person of the year. a li
the attack was retaliation for the recent victory taking control of a nearby airport. cnn cannot verify the video or those claims. human rights groups estimate 140 people died today alone in syria. about 40,000 civilians have been killed since this all began. the violence now spilling over into neighboring countries as well. turkey, once an ally has turned against syria, following several deaths blamed on syrian forces. that's where freelance photo journalist robert king is tonight after spending last week inside syria and more than eight months covering the conflict. robert, you just left syria today. you say that this type of bloodshed is happening every day. that syria has become a place where people are constantly burying their children. describe what you saw. >> well, wolf, on this time inside aleppo i was witnessing the hospital being attacked by a syrian jet fighter. it destroyed the hospital completely. doctors and nurses and assistants scrambling to dig out the wounded, dig out the dead. that was just last week. and prior to that i've seen fathers unconsolable holding their dea
an interview on the 25th of november to cnn, and at that time senator lieberman referred to rice as having a distinguished career up until now. he says, i don't know how i feel about exactly what was said on television that sunday morning. he too in that interview has similar questions that we saw from other three senators. >> reporter: he's the chairman of the senate homeland security committee, so he has particular standing in this because he has from the beginning called for greater investigation about what went on in benghazi. his committee reached out to susan rice and the administration in the early weeks to get to the bottom of this apparent sort of misdirection, whether it was intentional or not is the political fight. they now acknowledge that there wasn't a spontaneous demonstration, and these senators who are critics want to know why was that the public talking point when those in the administration and intelligence community knew early on this was a terror attack? a lot of what they're focused on also is publicly we see about those sunday show appearances, because susan rice wa
received from the cnn/orc survey since may. the majority of people say his experience over the past four years will make him a better president in the second term. there is measured optimism, however, about the future. 56% believe the country will be better off four years from now. compare that to four years ago when 76% felt that way. >>> and governor chris christie also getting great numbers for his second-term run. the republican governor filed paperwork yesterday for re-election. christie currently enjoys record high approval ratings following his hands-on approach to hurricane sandy. now, before the storm, 56% of registered voters in the garden state approved of the job that he is doing. after sandy, those same voters were surveyed again, gave chris a 77% approval rating. >> nice. >> that's j
. >> there will be a lot of questions asked of her about this event and others. >> reporter: ayotte told cnn that rice's staff contacted her about the meeting. she believes it will focus on rice's, quote, representations of what happened at benghazi. rice is considered a top pick to replace secretary of state hillary clinton who said she will leave her post when a replacement is found. mccain, graham and ayotte all said they would block any effort to advance rice if she is nominated. i'm ed payne, reporting. >> later this week rice will meet with acting cia director mike morrell as well as senator susan collins of maine the top republican on the homeland security committee. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax pledges. some are now open to changes. dick durbin plans to lay out a proposal for a bipartisan group deemed the gang of 8. they have been working on a plan to reduce debt. if the lawmakers don't pass a plan by the end of the december tax hikes and budget cuts kick in. >>> a cyber monday tradition for federal officials took dozens of webs
. in the latest cnn poll, 56% of americans believe that taxes for the wealthy should be raised to help pay for programs such as medicare and medicaid. this is in line with exactly what president obama said on the campaign trail and in his first speech after winning reelection. the president said that we would not balance the budget on the backs of those struging in our society. are those people being asked to bend a little bit despite the tremendous victory that liberals had in november? i think it was november 6th, wasn't it? not real long ago. so here we are setting some dangerous boundaries that liberals have to get inside of if we're going to have a deal and make the republicans happy. are you willing to give up medicare and medicaid, big cuts to make sure that the wealthiest can get away with the tax rates that they want? i'll tell you what, they just don't rest. get your cell phones out. tonight's question, will democrats stand up for the middle class in fiscal live negotiations? text a for yes, b for no. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. joining me tonight peter defa
% of americans according to the cnn poll believe obama and the gop should compromise to get thing off a cliff. we have to give and we see the difference ideologically, but in all kinds of tixie deductions and so on and a flat income tax increase on wealthy americans. what's the ideological difference. wealthier people pay a little more tax. >> it's not a ideological difference. what can raise the money most efficiently and effectively to create economic growth that's going to create jobs for people. one of the things i talked about during the campaign was cutting the corporate tax for manufacturing. you want to create jobs that are here in america that are going to create good-paying jobs that create things that people will consume here in it country. let's do something to get this manufacturing economy revved up and going. it's picked up a little bit with lower energy prices. we can do things in the tax code to create jobs here and get some of that wealth, invest it in manufacturing plants facilities, which are construction jobs and the manufacturing jobs after that. we had something -- we're do
in this election. but i think he's had a bigger victory than what those numbers indicate and that's in this cnn poll that comes up and it shows today how effective the president's leadership has been on this tax issue because the country agrees with him and more people agree with him than voted for him on this particular issue. it's overwhelmingly in favor of the president's position on this and the republicans are reading that poll and their future is in that poll. >> and the republican party for too long has been driven by their primary electorate. they've been afraid of grover norquist and the tea party coming after them in primaries, but the more we see republicans coming out, reaching across the aisle, there are safety in numbers. so, it looks like there is going to be a genuine move to the center. >> here's what glover is hoping for, that we go off the cliff. then you go off without violating grover's quest. what he needs is the claim his pledge still exists. >> these people are idealogues, but they're also power hungry. he's a washington guy, a lobbiest and wants to find a way out. >> th
will ask, is this the best thing the republicans have going for them? we have polling from cnn/orc that asks about a benghazi cover-up. 42% of respondents believe there was a cover-up. 54% believe the statements reflected the information that the white house with susan rice had at the time. >> that poll getses to what the republicans are trying to pull over here. they are trying to suggest that the issue is not what happened in benghazi, not the death of four -- of people working at the american government, including the ambassador and what the state department did, cia did or didn't do, they're trying to suggest what's here is a cover-up that barack obama right before the election wanted to cover up -- well something. i don't know what they're trying to cover up. but he didn't want it to be an act of terror. if he had said this is an act of terrorism, probably would go shooting up in the polls at the time. so there's no sense -- >> he did say it was -- >> there's no point, no sense to their charge of a cover-up. but saying that the state department security office screwed up,
want to show to everybody is that a new cnn poll out shows a majority of americans believe that the white house misstatements were based on the best information that officials had at the time. 40% say there was no cover-up. so jonathan, does this meeting give the senators, you know, because of that? and we look at this poll, i mean how american people feel about this. does this meeting give the senators basically new ground to move forward on to try to discredit or try to claim that there's some type of deeper cover-up that went on prior to the election? >> well, looking at those results, it was -- it would seem to me that, you know, the senators took a big risk here because the majority of the american people think the administration put out information, the best information they had at the time, which is what susan rice did. and i think the other danger for these senators is that they look incredibly petty going after ambassador rice when as doug said and i said and susan recognizes is that the bigger issue here is the security questions and how it was possible that four
's doing in office. at 52%, it's the highest approval marks the president has received from the cnn/orc survey since may. a majority of people say his experience over the first four years will make him a better president in the second term. there is measured optimism, however, about the future. 56% believe the country will be better off four years from now, compare that to four years ago when 76% felt that way. >>> moving on now, governor chris christie is getting ready for a second term. the republican governor has filed paperwork to run for reelection. christie currently enjoys a record high approval rating from -- following his hands on response to hurricane sandy. before the storm, 56% of registered voters in the garden state approved of the job he was doing after sandy, they were surveyed again giving the governor -- >> look at these numbers. >> 77%. >> willie, you're a new jersey guy. new jersey native. i'm sure you can't remember a governor having a 77% approval rating, a republican governor in a blue state having a 77%. 67% of democrats in new jersey give chris christie a po
-defense force. it was at a time when the dispute was leaving on cnn and bbc. it was an opportunity there for them to put this thing to bed. >> how tobacco? >> not too well. [laughter] never was the bridge built or even considered. and i think one of the key issues here with respect to china as they emerge as the leading nation is the ability to build bridges and communicate and enable every form and how there is multilateral relationships and advantages keep the volume as well as possible. >> blaster i had the privilege of talking to henry kissinger about his book on china. so i opened it up, and i talked about an agreement with henry. and i said, i'm going to ask you if you are still yourself. kissinger said, i would never write such a thing. >> i said it's in the book. >> now, there is a great article in he basically wrote about the two chinas, the two agents. there is a doctor jekyll and mr. hyde that is evolving. the doctor jekyll is the nicer of the two, the other is the strategic asia. if you look at the economic asia, there is a heavy amount of economic independence. if you
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